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Surgical skin prep: What effect does it really have?

Dr Andrew Kemp PhD (Bio), Dr Vanessa Hodgkinson MBBS, BSc, FRCA, FFPMRCA and Miss A Bugg MSc (Microbiology) explore the comparative effect on skin bacterial counts of three surgical skin preparations. read more

Bacteria becoming resistant to hospital disinfectants, warn scientists

The alcohol-based handrubs that hospitals use to prevent infection are becoming less effective, research has shown read more

Q Shield in use in Denmark

We are very focused on quality - both in our physiotherapeutic work, but also in the environment that we and our clients use daily. Therefore it is important that both cleaning and hygiene are top, says Mikael G. Jørgensen, clinician at FysioDanmark Randers. read more

How clean are your tea towels?

Dr Andrew Kemp joined Mark Dennison on BBC Radio Nottingham to find out read more

Alcohol gels: the end of an era?

Dr Andrew Kemp PhD (Bio) et al take a retrospective and prospective view of the use of alcohol gels as hand sanitisers in healthcare. read more

Corporate Sponsorship of ‘A Germ’s Journey’

We are pleased to pledge £1,000 as corporate sponsor’s for the ‘A Germ’s Journey’ project led by Dr Katie Laird from De Montfort University. The project aims to raise £10,000 in order to re-create the original health hygiene book, “A Germs Journey” in Gujarati. The funds raised will supply the book and other free educational resources for children in heavily deprived areas of the Ahmedabad region in the state of read more

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Dr Andrew Kemp, PhD, group CEO at Q Technologies Group provides an insight into how technological innovations are being used to help us re-think the role that surfaces and skin play in primary and cross infection. In the 21st century it is difficult to think of many areas of science, where we use technologies that are over 100 years old to test new technologies for efficacy. Culture media and techniques read more

Alcohol gels – more harm than good?

Alcohol hand sanitisers are currently recommended for use by many healthcare organisations across the world, including the World Health Organization (WHO). However, a group of authors* claims a multi-centre “real time” study of Colony Forming Unit (CFU) counts on human skin show that this advice may actually be detrimental. read more

Q Shield now available online!

We are pleased to announce Q Shield is now available online to the general public. After being inundated with requests to purchase Q Shield, we have developed a consumer friendly site for everything Q Shield. Please visit us here read more

Innovation in hand hygiene reduces pupil absence by 37%

Q Biotechnologies Ltd, Lincoln is celebrating a 37% reduction in pupil absence after introducing Q Shield into Burford Primary School, Nottingham over the 16/17 school year. Q Shield, a 5th generation Si-Quat was developed by Dr Andrew Kemp, Q Biotechnologies Principle Scientific Officer. Dr Kemp said, “We are really pleased with the results, it is the first time we have measured the impact of using Q shield on school age read more


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